Qiang Ji Elected IEEE Fellow

ECSE professor Qiang Ji has been elected to Fellow of the IEEE with the citation "for contributions to automatic facial image processing and affective computing." Fewer than 0.1% of voting members are selected annually for elevation to Fellow, the highest grade of membership in IEEE.

Dewald Named ECAC Defensive Player of the Year

Rensselaer student-athlete Rob Dewald has been named the ECAC Division III Upstate Men's Soccer Defensive Player of the Year, and has also been chosen to the All-ECAC Update First Team. A captain from Arlington, Virginia, Dewald had a 10-4-2 record as the starter in 16 of the team's 19 games.

Sun Elevated to Fellow of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

Jian Sun, a Professor of Electrical, Computer and Systems Engineering Department and Director of the Center for Future Energy Systems, has been elevated to Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

History of Fox Hollow Folk Festival Topic of December "Lunch & Learn"

From 1966 to 1980, thousands gathered in the hills of Petersburgh, New York and joined Bob, Evelyn, and Martha Beers for four days of traditional folk music. Fox Hollow became one of the most popular folk music festivals in the country and launched the careers of performers Don McLean, Gordon Bok, Bruce "Utah" Phillips, Dan Smith and many more. On Friday, December 19, from noon to 1:00pm in the Folsom Library's Fischbach Room, Rensselaer County and Troy City Historian Kathryn Sheehan will explore the history and traditions of this legendary music festival.

Researchers Develop “Radio-genetics” – New Method Triggers Gene Expression With Radio Waves or Magnetic Field

A team at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Rockefeller University is developing a system that would make it possible to remotely control biological targets in living animals — rapidly, without wires, implants, or drugs. 

Rensselaer Professors Meet with Nobel Laureate Hiroshi Amano at the Swedish Energy Agency

On December 12, Nobel Laureate in Physics Hiroshi Amano visited the Swedish Energy Agency for a seminar on implementation and future trends in LED lighting. Lighting experts Mark Rea, Mariana Figueiro, and Dan Frering of the Rensselaer Lighting Research Center attended the meeting, along with representatives of the Swedish Energy Agency, researchers from Lund University, and representatives from the Swedish Ministry of Enterprise, Energy and Communications.

Hillel Hosts Shabbat Dinner

Friday, January 2, 2015 5:30 AM
Where: Rensselaer Union Room 3202
Description: RPI-Sage Hillel hosts a shabbat dinner for the whole student and faculty community. Food is home cooked and served at no cost. Optional services start at 5:30pm, dinner starts at 6:00pm. Newcomers are always welcome!

United Way Campaign to Host 50/50 Raffle Evening of Men's Hockey Game

Friday, January 2, 2015 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Where: Houston Field House
Description: Join us on January 2nd to cheer on the men's hockey team as they face off against Miami University. While there, be sure to stop by the United Way table to purchase a 50/50 raffle ticket!

Chanaka Edirisinghe Named Kay and Jackson Tai '72 Senior Professor in Rensselaer's Lally School of Management

Chanaka Edirisinghe, a recognized leader in the areas of finance, quantitative finance, and management science, has been named the Kay and Jackson Tai '72 Senior Professor in Rensselaer's Lally School of Management. An endowed professorship is among the highest honors bestowed on a Rensselaer faculty member.

Mediasite Outage Scheduled for December 17, 2014 - January 9, 2015

The MultiMedia Services staff wishes to inform all instructors that Mediasite, Rensselaer's videostream server, will be down for a major upgrade from December 17, 2014 through January 9, 2015. Please note that while the system may appear to be available at times during this period, any recordings created or uploaded during the outage will not be saved.